Essential Shiatsu: The Eight Extraordinary Meridians

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An essential illustrated guide to the ancient Japanese art of finger–pressure massage from a master practitioner, featuring the first full mapping of the “new” meridians.

Shiatsu, a bodywork therapy that allows the mind and body to work harmoniously, treats ailments and disorders by applying pressure to the meridians (energy channels) of the human body. In Essential Shiatsu, master practitioner Yuichi Kawada combines traditional shiatsu and its twelve principal meridians with ...

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An essential illustrated guide to the ancient Japanese art of finger–pressure massage from a master practitioner, featuring the first full mapping of the “new” meridians.

Shiatsu, a bodywork therapy that allows the mind and body to work harmoniously, treats ailments and disorders by applying pressure to the meridians (energy channels) of the human body. In Essential Shiatsu, master practitioner Yuichi Kawada combines traditional shiatsu and its twelve principal meridians with the crucial role of the “Eight Extraordinary Meridians” as rescue and emergency forces. These eight meridians were known even in ancient times, but no one fully understood their importance in correcting major imbalances. Now Kawada brings this ancient art up to date, explaining and illustrating the first full mapping of the “new” meridians, and offering instruction on how to stimulate them with hand pressure and stretching. The book also includes a comprehensive list of ailments and suggested shiatsu treatments. Yuichi Kawada was formally trained at the Nippon Shiatsu Institute and now lives and practices in Brussels.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316859493
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Foreword ix
Introduction 1
1 The Way of Care 13
2 The Elements of Essential Shiatsu 25
3 The Eight Extraordinary Meridians 48
4 Everyday Work With the Extraordinary Meridians 67
5 Treatment 75
6 Shiatsu and the I Ching 104
7 Shiatsu Workshop 143
8 Treating Specific Disorders 156
Glossary 184
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